Over all I'm very happy with this amp. I bought it on a budget and am pleased with my choise, as it had great ease of use and a great variety of tones with very little fiddling. It was certainly the best model in relation price/watts and quality of the varios models I looked at
Model Year: 2004
Price: $320.00 (Euros) (new)
Where Obtained: www.crisfer.com
65W amplifier. It has two channels with an optional footswitch (which I don't have). A 12" blue marvel speaker. 3 tone contols per channel and extra swiches for gain , brightness and built in reverb.With this amp and playing around with the guitar pick up settings I get a wide range of sounds. The effects loop and the posibility of an external speaker make it a very versitile amp.
I tend to play a range of styles (rock , blues and indie mainly) and mostly my own compositions and have no problem finding exactly the sound I have in mind for each song.
It is really easy to use, and not at all hard to find your ideal setting. Plug it in and in no time you'll have it ready to rock!
I've had it for over two years and had no problem at all. This thing is made to last!
This amp is good for a practice amp or a begginer amp, but it dies in a performance atmosphere
Price: $300.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Daddy's Junky Music
The Peavy Studio Pro 112 is part of the transtube series, so it is part tube and part solid state. Its got a clean channel with low mid and high ranges. The lead channel has these three paramaters, along with post and pre gain. The amp also has reverb, and T-Dynamics to control the amount of tube sound you get. It is decent, but it lacks a presence knob, and the t-dynamics does not change the sound quality dramatically.
With my Gibon Les Paul the clean channel would distort at high volumes, but lowering my pickups solved the problem. The clean tone isn't the best, and the distortion is very fuzzy.
The midrange knob on the lead channel stopped working on mine. It has never needed re-tubing, and it isn't quite loud enough for live playing
This is a good amp for the money.Good starter amp.
Model Year: 1999
Price: $250.00 (new)
Where Obtained: discount music
It has good controls and options.It has bright button,thrash button and reverb control. It's two channel and has a effects loop.Has enough power for home or small gigs.
I play heavy metal,rock and blues.It sounds very good for metal and rock out medium and high volumes.It ok for blues,it doesn't have that vintage sound. The reason I'm giving it a average rating is because at low volumes it has a hum.But it's all around descent amp.
The unit is pretty durable.I had mine about 16 months and haven't had a problem.
I looked at a marshall, laney and fender and chose this over the rest because of the good reputation that peavey has started to build again, and also the sound quality and range of effects stood out from the rest..to me anyway.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $550.00 australian (new)
Where Obtained: Music corner
Two gain stages, with a brightness switch for the clean setting, reverb, fx loop..similar to the studio pro 110, just slightly updated, has the "transtube" technology which tries to emulate a tube effect.
At 65W, it pretty much asks to be cranked. It's definately powerful enough for small gigs and throws out a great sound.
I usually use a boss metal zone just to add a bit more range on the distortion, but the two distortion switches that come standard are good enough on their own.
On a clear setting, it's crystal and picks up all the tones so well, my les paul sounds perfect through it...deep, warm tone and is really ballsy when you kick the metal zone on.
Just turn it on, play with the EQ's til you get a sound you like and dont touch it..pretty much the same as any other amp.
I havent had it cranked all the way, god knows how many windows id blow out by then..but i've heard they can hold their own at high volume for quite a while without much break up or unwanted distortion.
as for construction, it's a fairly heavy, well built cabinet.It's not gonna fall apart anytime soon.